Remembering the Fight

Remembering the Fight

Public invited to help commemorate 148th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga Sept. 16-20

September 14th, 2011 Staff Report in Catoosa

Workers make repairs to the roof of the historic Brotherton cabin inside Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park in preparation for festivities recognizing the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. Photo by Mike O'Neal

Park rangers and volunteers will lead interpretive tours over a five-day period at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park to commemorate the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga this Sept. 16-20.

Those attending the tours are advised to dress appropriately for the day's weather, wear sturdy shoes as some walking will be involved, and bring a bottle of water.

Unless otherwise noted, all tours begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, which is directly south of Fort Oglethorpe along Lafayette Road/U.S. Highway 27.

Living History

In addition to interpretive tours of the battlefield, living history demonstrations will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at McDonald Field, adjacent the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Visitor Center.

Artillery demonstrations - followed 30 minutes later by infantry demonstrations - will take place at the south end of field. Parking will be at Tour Stop #1 and in McDonald Field.

The Recruiting Rally will occur in front and around the Visitor Center. Please ask the ranger at the front desk for recruiting activities as they progress.

Saturday: Artillery demonstrations are scheduled at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Sunday: Artillery at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., with infantry demonstrations at 9:30 a.m. and noon

Recruiting demonstrations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days, with an additional presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, alternative programming will be offered inside the visitor center.